BOSTON (May 19, 2021) – Garth Pepper has been appointed President, North America Middle Market, Global Risk Solutions (GRS). In this role, he will drive continued profitability and growth of an organization that provides comprehensive solutions for midsize businesses across the U.S. and Canada.

“Garth has demonstrated tremendous vison and leadership heading Liberty Mutual Canada over the past six years, building the operation from a niche player to a major commercial and specialty insurer,” said GRS North America President Tracy Ryan. “Under Garth, our Canadian operation grew significantly, delivered company-leading results, and became a go-to market for Canada’s largest and most respected brokers. I am thrilled to expand his responsibilities across all of North America, where he will leverage his leadership and underwriting expertise and lead a critical component of Liberty’s commercial insurance operations.”

Mid-sized companies – which are vital to the health and strength of the US and Canadian economies – have unique risk management challenges, according to Pepper.  “Such companies are growth-oriented and require a range of flexible insurance solutions that can grow with them. We partner with brokers and buyers to identify exposures and the most effective ways to manage and mitigate them through industry-leading underwriting, claims and risk control.”

Prior to taking the helm of Liberty Mutual Canada, Pepper spent most of his career as a specialty casualty underwriter and leader, both in London and in Toronto.

Replacing Pepper as President of Liberty Mutual Canada is Rob Marsh, who joined Liberty Mutual Canada in 2011. Marsh currently leads the Commercial Insurance operation which has more than doubled in size over the past five years.


About Liberty Mutual Insurance

At Liberty Mutual, we believe progress happens when people feel secure. By providing protection for the unexpected and delivering it with care, we help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow.

In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, today we are the sixth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2020 gross written premium. We also rank 77th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2019 revenue. As of December 31, 2020, we had $43.8 billion in annual consolidated revenue.

We employ over 45,000 people in 29 countries and economies around the world. We offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, specialty lines, reinsurance, commercial multiple-peril, workers compensation, commercial automobile, general liability, surety, and commercial property. 

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